Katy Barnato is an associate producer for CNBC.com, for which she writes and edits business news and features.
She joined CNBC in 2011, after spending most of her career reporting on bond markets for Credit magazine. Her work has also been published in the U.K.'s Sunday Telegraph.
Katy graduated in newspaper journalism from City University in London and economics and politics from the University of Bristol.
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U.S. futures indicated a slightly higher opening for the first full week of trading in 2014.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat open on Friday, after Wall Street recorded its first negative start to a year since 2008.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on the first trading day of 2014 amid fears of slower growth in China which weighed on Asian stocks.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open, in what is expected to be a thin day of trade during the last session of the year.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Thursday, after the Dow industrials and the S&P 500 closed at new highs the day before Christmas.
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